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String Pedagogy Hot Topics
Summer 2022

Online via Zoom
Tuesdays | 1:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

Interactive pedagogy sessions for teachers and teens – have your instrument at hand to explore hot topics on teaching and practicing.  Open to those teaching at the pre-college through college levels in studios, schools or orchestras, to college students and to teens interested in improving their skills.  

Registration will close Monday noon the day prior to class.  The zoom link will be emailed to registered participants after noon the day prior to class.  

Hot Topic #1 with Rebecca Henry | June 14, 2022

Range Exploration

Explore physical aspects of developing fluidity and balance by exploring and manipulating a range of angles and sensations to improve posture, shifting, vibrato and bow strokes at all levels. Have your instrument at hand.  Registration will close Monday noon the day prior to class.  The zoom link will be emailed to registered participants after noon the day prior to class.

Hot Topic #2 with Daniel Levitov | June 21, 2022

Short Lyrical Pieces to Build Technique and Musicianship

Short lyrical pieces provide opportunities to study nuance, both in the left hand and right hand approaches. These works can act as a launch pad to greater artistry, sophistication, and control. Have your instrument at hand.  Registration will close Monday noon the day prior to class.  The zoom link will be emailed to registered participants after noon the day prior to class. 

Hot Topic # 3 with Christian Tremblay | June 28, 2022

Selected Etudes to Develop Technique at the Intermediate Level

Through the study of etudes, students prepare for the technical demands of upper intermediate and advanced violin repertoire.  This class will discuss selected etudes that are especially effective to build technique at that level. Have your instrument at hand.  Registration will close Monday noon the day prior to class.  The zoom link will be emailed to registered participants after noon the day prior to class. 

Registration Details

Peabody Conservatory Credit

Peabody Conservatory Credit


Teachers and Conservatory students may enroll for one credit from the Peabody Conservatory by completing the following requirements:



  1. Attend all four sessions.

  2. Observe 3 hours of private or group lessons and turn in observation forms.

  3. Send a video of one hour of your own teaching and have a one hour discussion with feedback from Rebecca Henry.

  4. Write a paper in consultation with Rebecca Henry.


Registration - 1 credit

Contact the Conservatory registrar for tuition.

Questions about the series? Contact Rebecca Henry at rhenry@jhu.edu.

Note: Please check the website or call the Preparatory Office one week prior to class to confirm the date.  For inquiries, please contact peabodyprepstrings@jhu.edu.